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Cacay Nuts

For its high nutritional value, large size and full flavor, the Cacay nut is considered a "Super Nut".
It is rich in protein and minerals; among nuts, it's the highest in omegas and fiber and the lowest in carbs. Its consumption helps cholesterol lowering, intestinal transit and it's ideal for diets.
Cacay nuts are very tasty and, compared to other nuts, it is the crunchiest, which is very desirable in the industry, as nuts are added to foods to improve texture.
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Kahai is the first company in the world to industrialize the Cacay (Caryodendron orinocense K.), an amazon tree that produces highly nutritious nuts, of exquisite flavor, from which oil for skin and hair care is extracted as well as meal with high protein value.

The company is dedicated to the production, manufacturing and marketing of Cacay tree products and is working with government institutions for the opening of local and foreign markets. Its mission is to establish the Cacay crop as an alternative for sustainable economic development in Colombia.

Production currently relies upon wild harvesting, which generates incomes to over 200 peasant and indigenous families within conflict zones. To meet its demand, the company is reforesting 5.000 hectares with Cacay, in Colombia's Amazon region.